Spray-cation

While thunderstorms were forecast for much of Vermont and New Hampshire Wednesday afternoon, July 23, 2014, Alexis Menard, 9, of Windsor, Vt., middle, enjoyed the shower of a garden hose held by Clayton Therrien, 9, of Westfield, Vt., right, at Menard's home in Windsor, Vt. Josh Bailey, 5, of Windsor, left, and Elizabeth Carpenter, 11,  of Windsor, also cooled off in the spray. (Valley News - James M. Patterson)

While thunderstorms were forecast for much of Vermont and New Hampshire Wednesday afternoon, July 23, 2014, Alexis Menard, 9, of Windsor, Vt., middle, enjoyed the shower of a garden hose held by Clayton Therrien, 9, of Westfield, Vt., right, at Menard's home in Windsor, Vt. Josh Bailey, 5, of Windsor, left, and Elizabeth Carpenter, 11, of Windsor, also cooled off in the spray. (Valley News - James M. Patterson)

Getting relief from the heat and humidity earlier this week, Alexis Menard, 9, of Windsor, center, enjoys the shower of a garden hose held by Clayton Therrien, 9, of Westfield, Vt., at Menard’s home in Windsor. Josh Bailey, 5, of Windsor, left, and Elizabeth Carpenter, 11, of Windsor, also cooled off in the spray. Valley News — James M. Patterson